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Full text of "S'ina sapa wocekiye taeyanpaha = Catholic Sioux herald"

SEPTEMBER, 



M/WSPROMST. PRANCIS MIS- ! who responded. There are many who Father CI .ude 0. S. B. said Ma <s 



SION, ROSEBUD AGENCY. 



Rev. Father Perrig S. J. attained 
his fiftieth year the 12th of Septem- 
ber quite a number of which he has 
spent exercising his untiring zeal 
among the Sioux Indians. May 
this devoted missionary live to see 
fifty more of labors erowned with 
every success and blessing. 

This Mission School has already 
the high number of 151 children 
entered and expect 40 more before 
the end of the month. 

I hope the boys and girls of this 
school will, again, resume their good 
habit of writing letters for the Sup- 
plement. It was, and will always 
be a pleasure for us to hear from 
the children of this mission. Their 
success, and their interests are ours. 



Mass. May their fcitli 
loudly proclaim themselves the In- in the church of Our Lady of Seven •■strength with thai- I 

dia-s' friend. Where are they now? Dolu:s, at which all the Sisters and h, S o manv 
This would be the favorable moment children assisted and sano-. After ' hrtr eon if" 
to prove tiieir friendship by actions Mass the good Father was greeted b< 
since the above assistance is not ' and most, heartily welcomed bv 



grow in 

!. Wlnlst 
pi -t< es in die surround- 
. , this year the crops ha\e 
destroyed by hail storms or an 
die entire failure, the Indians here have 
asked forme nor any other person Sisters. He spent the morning visit- raised at least • 
but, our Sioux Indians of Crow Hill, ing his old friends at the 



CROW CREEK AGENCY, 

S. DAKOTA. 



small crop of wheat, 
• oats, barlev and rve. It is no doubt 
FortTotten. North Dakota seems The Ind.ans were all pleased to see owing to the pnn ers of the children 

>e went to : offered up every ' Sunday, bv the re- 



time of need. Let us hope that it St. Michael's Mission where he said 



citation of the Litany of the Saints. 



may not long continue so for the Mass the next morning. About 12 P. | W » ^pe ,th ft j^yers of those iuno- 



good of the poor Indians. 



FORT TOTTEN NEWS. 



m. the same day Father Claude di- | cmit Jiule Q „ BS ^ ^ be ^ fop 
rected h.s steps to the Fort where he the gro* th of ehristianization and the 
was very kinaly received by Mr. Can- onversion rf ^ 

held, who accompanied him through their nation. 

v- "" > ! the different departments of his ' 

At last the time to return to school school, after.vhioh the school-band wkm ™"" TK * ii — **=-■- ehebsbsj 

has come and we most heartily wel- sorenated him. After bidding good- DEATH OP RT. REV- BISHOP 
come all our e^ood Indian children, bve to all and receiving the exores- i 

i " I MARTY o S T! 

after a vacaton of two long months, sions of their sincere desire to see ! ' 

to return to school, the home of their him socu return.he took the boat at The Eyanpaha was just going to press, 
education and cbristiauizatiou. The 3 p. m. to cross the Lake for Devil's' when we received the sad uews of 
time of play has finished and the time ( Lake city, where he was to say Mass the death of . Bishop Martv, who de- 
of work has begun. Many of our j the next morning and where his \ parted this life at 9:35 Saturday 
Sioux Indian children have shown friends of by.gone days were aux- ; morning. Thungh our regretted Bis"- 



Sev. Father Pius^O. S. 13. has an 
able and zealous assistant in the per- 
son of Father Ambrose Mathingly, 
O. S. B., who is making rapid pro- 
gress in the Sioux language. H 
actually, has charge of Lower Brule 
Agency S. Dak. and was formerly 
teacher in the Indian boys' school, 
Stephan, S. Dak. 

Father Ambrose being still 
young maD, in the prime of life and 
sincerely devoted to the Indians, we 
wish him a long and successful career 
among the people of his choice. 

They have between 50 and 60 pu- 
pils at the Indian School, Stephan, 
S. Dak., although the contract has 
been reduced to onlv 30 pupils. 



CROW-HILL. 



For the third time, I refer to the 
Crow-Hill Indians' assembly houses 
for the repairing of which houses I 
appealed to the generosity and chari- 
ty of those who could possibly lend 
a helping hand, however trifling the 
offering might be, it would be most 
gratefully accepted of. But, I re- 
gret, to repeat that Rev. Father 
Claude, O. 8. B. is still the only one 



their good will and eagerness to take 
up their studies again and have . re- 
turned to the Sisters' school the first 
days of September and many more 
continue to follow their good exam- 
ple. Help needed by the parents 
during threshing time is an obstacle 
to the immediate return of the older 
pupils, who would gladly do so. 
But, as there is never a joy without 
an alloy, the measles made its ap- 
pearance in the midst of our good 
children a few days ago. Though, 
there are only, as yet, very few of 
them sick still, it is a great draw- 
back at the opening of school. This 
disease began first at Mr. Canfield's 
school, which is already filled with 

hildren, half-breed Chippewas, 
Crees, etc. from all parts. 



The 10th inst. at 2-30 a. m. R 
Father Claude Ebner, O. S. B. of 
Woonsocket, S. Dak. arrived hereon 

visit, which he had been planning 
for some time, to make to all his 
old missions in North Dakota. He 
had on his way from Oberon, accom- 
panied by Major Hall and Mr. Pal- 
mer, two or three disagreeable 
break-downs, it being so intensely 
dark that thev could scarcely follow 



iously awaiting his arrival. He 
■>.'ie.Cv-;- S-tiirday af- 
ternoon for Rutten Settlement, where 
he said Mass Sunday and the re- 
mainder of the week was spent in 
vigitjug each oue of his old missions 
within the district of Devil's Lake 
City, — missions so dear to his priest- 
ly heart, as being, years ago, some 
of the first fields of his apostolic la- 
bors, where pastor and flock were 
united in affection, fidelity, devoted- 
ness and generosity and where they 
met again to show that absence does 
not beget furgetfulness nor sever 
the bonds of true friendship which 
always exist between the pastor and 
his people. 



the road. 

Thursday morning at 8-30 Rev. ' remain outside the church to hear 



The attendance of our Indians at 
church is very iucouraging and sat- 
isfactory. There are almost three 
hundred, every Sunday, at Mass in 
the church of Our Lady of Seven 
Dolors, the greater number of whom, 
are the pupils of the two schools and 
also, many of the Crow- Hill Indians 
on Sundays that they have no Mass 
in St. Jerome's Church. St. Mich- 
el's church is so crowded every 
Sunday with only our Sioux Indians 
that, many have neither sitting nor 
standing place and are obliged to 



hop has been ailing for some time 
, uis death came at a mo- 
ment, when least expected, which . 
makes the bereavement of friends, to 
whom he had, by his excellent qual- 
ities of mind and heart, eudeared 
himself during life, inexpressibly sad. 
Bishop Marty was in a special man- 
ner a sincere and devoted friend to 
the Indians and a zealous worker in 
their cause, leaving nothing, in his 
power, undone, to promote their 
chrstiftinzat'.oii and civilization in 
Dakota, which has been the field of 
his Apostolic labors, for the past 20 
years. Let us, whom he loved in life 
forget him not in death, but pray for 
him, though, we may confidently 
hope he is already enjoying the re- 
vard of his labors here below. 

t R. 1. P. f 



RT. REV. BISHOP MARTY, O. S. 
B. TA. 

Hekta owankayujajapi Sep. 19 

ehan Rt, Rev. Bishop Marty la; oape 
9:35 halianna hehantu. Tancau wa- 
snke shi esta tehan Dakota nagipi on 
litani, neon dehan wanna wokajuju 
hduha unkecinpi. 

R. I. P. 



SEPTEMBER, 



Catholic Indian Congress I bestowed his episcopal blessing 



At 
Pine Ridge Agency, S. D. 
Eyanpaha: 

It will undoubt- 
ed! t jour waders to leani sotafc- 
thing of the Catholic Sioux Indian Con- 
gress hold, at Holy Rosary Mfesion, Pine 

S. L>., July 17th 
19th 1898. 

The Indians of (i. e different 

jgregated a few days before the 
opening of the Congress aro 
Mission buildings of the Kev. Jesuit 
Fathers and prepared themselves with 
great zeal and enthusiasm for the forth- 
coming grand celebration, which they 
knew would be a decided success. Hap- 
pily to say, they have not been dis- 
appointed in their anticipation. This 
Congress like foregoing ones was carried 
on in great harmony, sympathy & love. 
The good example of the neij 
reservations had a powerful influence 
upon the good will of the people of Piue 
Ridge Agency. Therefore, they crowded 
in great numbers to the MissiQ 
their tents as closely as possible to the 
illings and hearkened with 
great joy to the anriouncenn- 
Rev. Superior of 

Bosch. Trie JRt. Rev. ioMa*- 

" ty O; S. B; having EOT 
vious to the com in e ■.-. 

tie perform* 
ing of the exercises, Eacb day of the 
meetings, was heralded bj 
prayers a net songs of the la. 
at an early hour arrived at tht 
the Mission. In order to make a deep 
impression upon all the Indiai 
and to afford ample room for every one 
the solemn exercises v/eye held outdoors 
near the meeting house 
ful altar decoiated with ail kinds of 
flowers and i specially adapted for the 
occasion, was erected by the good Jesuit 
brothers and noble hearted Franciscan 
sisters. It was a grand Bpot : 
there and a still grander sight to be sur- 
rounded by a multitude of 2000 persons 
all eager to assist at Mass and to hear 
the word of God spoken to them. Accord- 
ingly his Lordship thought it wise to 
have a solemn High M ai 
ing the three days of session, aided by a 
and subdeacon. On -the first da; 
solemn High Mass was Bung by Rev. 
Father Zahm S. J. of Buffalo, N. i". who 
is the director of that College and who 
.. . ■ fcto the Yen. 

Sisters of Rosebud and Piue Ridge A'cy. 
Deacon on that day was Father Bernard 
O. S. B., subdeacon Father it 
S. B. After High Mass and the parfak- 
a plentiful repast the first session 
was opened by congratulating and honor- 
ing the Bt. Rev- Bishop, who inspite of 
his ill health had undertaken this diffi- 
cult journey to see once more 
ful Indians. You may imagine the feel- 

>f his heart when takk 
rhe hand , E every individual present he 



him or her. The reception lasted almost 
an hour and during it the ferv 
of the Dakotas put forth all ill 
m tinging . and 1 oly songs. It was 
: sight nd i xceediugl: rej ti A 

art of the beloved Bishop. After 
. . | 

■....-. [loWi 

irfully sojourned, 
Tbesermon prea hed on the first day 
•as ah abl of 

Digmann S. J, and i ubtedly a 

I ia bearer's. His 
• ■ real and living. 

m the second 
.'iighmass, 
sung'by the Ven. Brothers and Bisters 
■ I the Holy Rosary mission and ofli.ciat- 
.. t'lor. Digmann S.J. celebrant, 
Gershwyler, O. S. .B. deacon & 
lebner S. J. subdeacon, ushered 
: grandeur of i lie occasion. A- 
gain all the Catholic Indians had assem- 
bled to be present at the august sacrifice 
lass and to thank their Lord for 
I gift of faith so beautil 

I mi d on the pro- 
i ,■ ' .: rfc.o-f th 

! by leather Bernard O. S. B. 

v.. ; ■ tuple illustration of tt 

.an- neighbor ai 

: happy and peacful, Itfwas 
listened to by them wit] - 

or their spiritual 

;. The aftsrhoo 

reat importance as it brought 

out the ideas, desires and wish - 

■, if tl lil ■ ' 

ohs, Standing 
iw-Cr ik, Lpwei 
Brftle, Rosebud, Pine Ridge all ware 
represented andi I due honor 

a., a is society. Their ideas in many 
cases wore of a high order of ti 

A good knowledge of Catholic 
isked. mon 

i. id particularly 
demand that no priests should 
be taken from them, as they were so 
few in such an extended field of labor 
They laid or put particular stress upon 
the Catholic contract schools and said 
that under no condition would they 
desire any other school. On I 
trary they think it a great injury inflict- 
ed upon them, if the Government 
withdiavvs her aid from said schools. 
They are Catholics and want Catholic 
.,.;,,. , a he POO ; ■ the Government 

holds is theirs and they have a perfect 
right I" have and to ask for schools 
most useful and salutary for them 
and their children, The discussion on 
this Bubji ■ • 
you could plainly discover the 

I hope it will bear 
good fruits. 

The gooel wishes the speakers had for 
Rt. Rev. Bishop, priests, brothers and 
were such that no one could 
help, but being filled with gratitude to 
God m haying selected bo many good 
sovds. among the Dakotas. It was real- 

icouragementfor all, par 
for the untiring zeal of the missionary. 

The third day was tin 
because ao 250 received the 



Holy Sacraments of Penance and Com- 
munion and more than 100 mostly 
adults were confirmed by His Grace. 
-hough feeble and sick the Rt. Rev. 
Bis ■ a at ike beautifully & at length of 
the duty of a Christian and mentioned 
.particularly three points viz: prayer. 
labor an* 

i. • •; nei ha : aaa>'f.s. This dii fioui '-'<• hai 
its effect, for s<?oq afterward^ some pa 
gau Indians came as' ing for admission 
into the ( be interpretation 

by Rev. ! ■ ■ r. i , 

a the Congress 
were the following: 
Rev. Father Zahm S. J. Buffalo, N. Y. 
Rev. Fattier Aloysius Bosch 

■ ' ■ Misi ion. 

Rev. Flc i S. J. Superior 

of St. Francis Mil 

Rev. Jos. Lindcbner S. J. Miss 
of Pine. Ridge. 

air O. S. B. 
Ft. Yates N. Dakota: 

O. S. B. 
St. Benedict's Mission S. Dakota. 

Great praise is due to the Rev. Jesuit 
Fathers and Ven. Franciscan Sisters. 
They have taken every interest possible 
fcteir liberality 

ited the good will 
idians ai d missionaries, May 
our heavenly Father amply reward them 
for ail the.trbflbletb.ey took with these 
idian'8 and particularly in be- 
stowing such great care upon the sick 
a in their 
poor state of health had torn 
Congress and may Hegrant them life 
ish of the writer 
of thee" lil 



ANGELS OF MEftGY. 

1 remember a few years ago bear- 
ing that veteran and silver ' 
orator, General Gibson, speaking. 
ti vais at some kind of a patriotic. 

■ iblXB, Gl.au. 

Gen. Gibson's gaunt figure eould 
be seen rising, and with a wave of 
his bonv hand he bushed the thou- 
sands that composed the audience 
into breathless silence 

"When I was a young man," he 
said, '-before the great struggle be- 
tween the North and South, I. must 
sav that I was somewhat prejudiced 
against the Catholic Church. I used 
to picture to myself heaven. 1 ima- 
gined it was a gland palace, grand 
bevotid description, because it was 
the dwelling place of the King of 
Kings, the Lord of Lords, as well as 
of all good Protestants. Of course, I 
could see no reserved seats for 
Catholics. They, in my opinio 
no business there. 

'•Well, the cry came: 'To arms!' 
1 had the honor of commanding a 



regiment, the Forty-ninth Ohio 
Volunteers. After a day's engage- 
ment with the enemy, in which my 
regiment took an active part, and 
after our forces were badly beaten, 
I looked out from headquarters. We 
were located on an 'eminence'. 
the- scene of ,. 

field glass 1 could see black-robed 
figures going among the wbi 
and d; Ing soldiers. 1 immediati 
ordered my aide de camp to go 
down and see who were those black- 
robed figures and report as s 

to me. Returning 
breathless he-exclaimed: 'O'General, 
it was a. heartre i The 

figures are those of Sisters of Charity, 
ho are going from one to the other, 
ministering to the wounded and dy- 
ing soldiers. The self-sacrifice of 
these noble bands of women would 
bring tears to a heart of stone.' 

"1 was amazed. I concluded to 
makes personal investigation! I went 
down into the scene eat con- 

flict, accompanied by some of mv 
staff officers. 1 did not have t i 

black robed 
figure that was cold in death. The 
heroine of heroines'died at her post- 
She was not regnlarlv mustered into 
the service, she received no pec.un- 

lers. This noble won. 
called to her eternal reward. Her 
companions were still engaged in 
dying. 
When 1 saw this with mv own eyes 
on that eventful day I returned thanks 
on mv bended knees to the omnipo- 
tent God for opening my eyes to the 
sublime grandeur of the 
Catholic Church. Those grand women 
the suffering soldier to 
what church he belonged, or whether 
he belonged to any church; neither 
did thev stop to inquire the side, 
whether it was the blue or gray, to 

aauged. The 
performing their own God-given 

blue and gn 
Black and white were alike treated 
by them. Subsequently 1 mel 
bers of the order in cur hospitals. 
nursing with their tender han 

a 
ger, thev have, no fear of Gpn1 
diseases. Oh, how often have I pray- 
ed since then that God may forgive 

ny first imp 
Catholic Church. 1 sav 
in its true light that day on the 
battle field. I is 1 now 

believe it really is, and in 
Catholics as well as Protestants. - 
[Young :<;er.